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Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramses II)

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Address: West Bank, Luxor, Egypt

This magnificent mortuary temple was built on the site of Seti I’s ruined...

This magnificent mortuary temple was built on the site of Seti I’s ruined temple and was described as the “tomb of Ozymandia,” which later inspired a poetic verse by Percy Bysshe Shelley.

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has to be visited. many new excavations around.

This temple is the most important relative to Ramses Ii. The archeologist in charge of this temple is also in charge of the Ramses ll tomb.

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Rennes, France
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Rennes, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is the most important relative to Ramses Ii. The archeologist in charge of this temple is also in charge of the Ramses ll tomb.

Thank marie3561
Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was one of my favourite stops! There are a ton of statues, columns, hieroglyphics and a giant wall completely filled with pictures and inscriptions. We spent a good hour or two here wandering and exploring the many ins and outs. My favourite part was that it wasn't swarming with tourists as all of the other sights. It is... More 

Thank meeriah04
San Rafael, California
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

One of my favorite temples in Egypt, it's especially nice because the tour groups don't go here. We spent over an hour here and were the only tourists. Gaze upon the huge fallen statue of Ramses II that was the inspiration of Shelley's masterpiece, Ozymandius... I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs... More 

Thank Craig T
Brecon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The mortuary temple of Ramesses II - the Ramesses - has fascinating reliefs and decorations. It contains the fallen colossus of Ramesses that inspired Shelley 's poem 'Oxymandius'.

Thank Mike S
Redwood City, California
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

We were disappointed to find that the hands of the great statue had been removed elsewhere. They were popular to have your picture with. Very much ruined, but a nice Battle of Kadesh is found here.

Thank paneb
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Loved this and the history kept making it feel more magical than before. Visited during a Nile cruise and we were lucky enough to include so many places in our itinerary - a highly recommended visit. Very hot at different times of the year of course so be prepared.

New York City
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

IT was very interesting to see workers actually moving a small stone disc. It took so many men with a vehicle to move the stone that gaiin a real appreciation of the the amount of time, effort, and planning that had to go into creating the statues, pillars, etc. There were not many visitors there when we visited so it... More 

Thank Susan K
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

This one is west of the Nile or along the West Bank as they say in Luxor. This site may take up about the same physical space or maybe less than Luxor Temple does. So, you can see this place and all that it has to offer in 1-2 hours or less. No problem taking pictures and if you want... More 

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Worcester, UK
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

This temple is not usually visited by coach parties, so is tranquil. Before and afterwards, why not spend some time at the Ramesseum Rest House, one of the few West Bank cafeterias with a licence for alcohol. Food and soft drinks are also available there.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is as everyone knows is the Mortuary temple of Rameses II (The Great )quite a bit of the temple is still standing but lots of the statues have fallen down especially the majestic head weighing over 5 tons and the famous ear is now up on a plinth but you can still get some good photo`s of it and... More 

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